The 2022 Austin Food and Wine Festival held its three-day event in Austin, Texas this weekend.
Among the many owners who were on the promotion path: Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, who attended on Saturday to pitch their Dos Hombres mezcal.
The two Hollywood headmen met fans, foodies and mezcal aficionados at a booth, where they sold bottles of their branded spirits, signed autographs and took photos, and later helped donate free samples to eager taste testers.
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Pitch Men: Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul, 43, and Bryan Cranston, 66, attended the 2022 Austin Food & Wine Festival, where they pitched their brand of mezcal, Dos Hombres, to adoring fans, which included handing out samples from a truck
Paul, 43, and Cranston, 66, were greeted by a slew of excited fans as they arrived in an SUV adorned with the Dos Hombres logos.
From there, they loaded boxes of Dos Hombres (two men) and sold bottles during a meet and greet at a booth, which attracted a long line of people willing to meet the actors and make a purchase.
Never shy when it comes to their devoted Breaking Bad fans, the two actors turned entrepreneurs also took to a stage and spoke about their relationship, which started with their roles as Walter White (Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Paul) in Breaking. Bad, and how it led to them doing business together.
They also answered questions from the public, eager to learn more about their budding friendship.
Promo mode: the two actors, who founded Dos Hombres in 2019, held a Q-and-A
BTS: The former Breaking Bad co-stars entertained audiences with stories of their time shooting the hit AMC drama series and the history of Dos Hombres
Tasty: During their time on stage, Paul and Cranston sipped their mezcal with the audience
During the day’s events at the festival, Paul and Cranston also jumped into a food truck and personally served free samples of their mezcal, which went down well with the hungry and thirsty crowd.
After Saturday’s performance, Paul took to his Instagram page and shared a video of the two stars walking to one of their meet and greets, showing off their comedic skills.
In it, Paul struggles to carry four boxes of their mezcal, while Cranston leads him through a grassy landscape without ever offering any assistance.
“You want to help,” the Idaho resident asks his Dos Hombres partner, who comes running closer to him.
Entrepreneurial spirit: The two Hollywood protagonists played together on AMC’s Breaking Bad for five seasons (2008-2013) before launching their Dos Hombres mezcal in 2019
Entertaining: The leading men rushed the crowd as they served monsters
‘Yes. Walk straight ahead and bend to the right,” Cranston replies. “You want to bring a few boxes,” Paul asks, as his former opponent continues to lead their way.
At one point, after being asked again to help with the boxes, Cranston immediately gets and shoots back, “Not really.”
“It’s friendship, it’s destiny, it’s Mezcal,” Paul wrote in the clip’s caption. “I love you Austin!”
Founded in 2019, six years after the Breaking Bad series finale, the Dos Hombres name came about when they describe themselves as “two guys looking.”
At the Austin Food & Wine Festival, which was held from November 4 to 6, dozens of companies and their representatives, entrepreneurs, chefs, among others, were present for a meet, greet, food and drinks.
Funny: Paul took to his Instagram page and shared a video of the two stars walking to one of their meet and greets, showing off their comedic skills
Hilarious: Cranston played the director while never offering to help with the boxes of mezcal
Skit time: ‘You want to help,’ the Idaho native asks his Dos Hombres partner, who eventually shoots back after directing: ‘Not really’
Grand entrance: The two stars were greeted by swarms of fans as they arrived for the event
Long line of fans: there was a long line of people wanting to meet the guys and possibly buy a bottle of Dos Hombres
Promotional track: Paul and Cranston chatted with fans, posed for photos and signed autographs at the event
Fan Friendly: The Idaho resident signed a slew of autographs during the festival